Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Waitsfield, Vermont offers over 80 hands-on courses per year in design, construction, woodworking, and architectural craft and offers a variety of courses concentrating in sustainable design. Now in its 35th year, Yestermorrow is one of the only design/build schools in the country, teaching both design and construction skills. Our hands-on 1-day to 3-week workshops, certificate programs and semester programs are taught by top architects, builders, and craftspeople from across the country. For people of all ages and experience levels, from novice to professional.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Passive House Workshop Comes to Vermont

The Yestermorrow Design/Build School is excited to announce a new workshop – Introduction to Passive House - coming up November 13-14th at the school’s campus in Waitsfield, Vermont. Led by Marc Rosenbaum of Energysmiths, a certified Passive House Consultant and award-winning sustainable design consultant, this workshop will provide an overview of the Passive House building standard.

Passive House is a German approach to building design and construction that has resulted in some of the lowest energy use buildings in the world. Buildings need to meet strict criteria of energy usage, including total primary energy, and must be tested to be extremely airtight. In climates similar to Germany, all the heating energy is delivered by the fresh air ventilation system. In this course we'll look at the principles behind the Passive House, present the Passive House Planning Package analysis tool, and look at some examples of construction details and finished buildings. The course will be given at a relaxed pace that allows plenty of time for discussion - this is not a substitute for the nine day Passive House Consultant training.

Tuition is $300 (plus 15% off for Vermont residents) and the course runs 9:00am to 5:00pm both Saturday and Sunday.

Space is limited to 20 participants. To register for this workshop, call Yestermorrow at 802-496-5545 or register online.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the information. Keep it up!

    Paula M